California Lawyers Association

Litigation Section

Updates and events from the Litigation Section

It is essential to properly argue the standard of review and the standard of prejudice to be successful in the Court of Appeal. While appellate attorneys are generally aware of this, there are common mistakes made by even seasoned attorneys. Attendees of this program will receive a primer discussing the relevant case law and will learn valuable tips for maximizing their chances of winning in the appellate courts. Read more
This seminar will focus around a case study of a complex accounting dispute in which a voluminous amount of documents required extensive discovery and review for the important content. The session will next focus on suggestions for organizing the relevant documents for a concise and understandable presentation at a trial. Read more
Practicing law can be stressful, stress that can negatively permeate every aspect of your life, including your physical and mental health. This program offers practices such as journaling and time and substance management to make sure you are driving your practice rather than it driving you. Read more
The panel will discuss compelling damage models in business cases. Attention will be given to limitations of damages, evidentiary issues, pre-trial motions, expert testimony, strategic and tactical decision-making, and contract drafting techniques. Read more
For more federal court specific content, please see the Federal Court Committee’s Quarterly Newsletter here. The Federal Court Committee’s full Fourth Quarter 2021 Newsletter includes an interview with Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Donahue (C.D. Cal.); a summary of the Committee’s recent comments on proposed rule changes; and a summary of the recent four-District webinar featuring: U.S. District Court Judges Anthony J. Battaglia (S.D. Cal.), Beth L. Freeman (N.D. Cal.), Philip S. Gutierrez (C.D. Cal.), and Kimberly J. Mueller (E.D. Cal). Read more
Since 1987, the Litigation Section’s premiere publication has been “California Litigation: The Journal of the Litigation Section,” which publishes three issues a year (Spring, Summer, and Fall), containing roughly a dozen articles of interest to California litigators. Read more
As we look to the coming year, the Litigation Section is hopeful that we can gather again in-person for some of our signature programs, such as A Week in Legal London in March 2022, while continuing to offer a wide range of online programs. Read more
The Hon. Elizabeth Feffer and Everett L. Green will discuss the alter ego doctrine and the appropriate and inappropriate uses of the doctrine, pleading requirements, and strategies to minimize the risk of alter ego liability. Read more
A monthly publication of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association. Read more
Where are our blind spots when it comes to culture and diversity in international dispute resolution? Arbitration and mediation are processes premised on their constituencies agreeing to resolve future or existing disputes with the assistance of an independent neutral or group of neutrals. In arbitration, we rely on the arbitrator to fairly decide the merits; in mediation, we rely on the mediator to facilitate a sound settlement. A key component in these arrangements is an inherent trust in not only the decision-making systems and rules but also the independent character of all the individuals involved in the dispute resolution process. Read more

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